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  • Wind And Waves Greet The Swans

    Wind And Waves Greet The Swans

    Swan One Design Worlds – Day 1
    07/07/2022





    The Swan One Design Worlds, hosted by the Real Club N?utico de Valencia, got underway in some style today with three races for each competing class delivering dramatic and exhilarating racing in brisk conditions off Valencia, Spain.

    Following storms overnight the ClubSwan Racing fleet had to contend with a steady but shifting breeze that increased during the afternoon from 12-13 knots up to 20 knots
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  • The Pace Slowly Picks Up

    The Pace Slowly Picks Up

    The third day of the 2022 Pacific Cup arrives with no shortage of action. A second wave of boats is now on the race course and sailing to Hawaii. The Monday fleet, heavily split between North and South, now sees the more southerly boats beginning to break out into pressure. One of the Monday starters - the Freedom 40/40 cruising boat Circe - returned to port, while one of the race’s most prestigious entries - the Volvo 70 Wizard - withdrew from their Friday start with delivery-related keel...
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  • A Case Of The Slows

    A Case Of The Slows

    The 2022 edition of the Pacific Cup got off to a quick start for Monday's fleet, exiting SF Bay and spilling out into the Golden Gate Straits with relative ease, avoiding the building flood and riding the remaining ebb for all it was worth. Their luck changed dramatically after passing Mile Rock as the wind lightened and became erratic. Tuesday's fleet has not faired much better, but things are beginning to look up as the winds are finally beginning to cooperate...



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  • The Final Ascent

    The Final Ascent

    CLIMBING TO CONCARNEAU






    If the days follow one another and are not alike on the Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE, one constant persists with two boats which do not let go and progress almost equally in all the conditions encountered and under all speeds. This Tuesday at midday, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and Banque Populaire are still within a handful of miles. “Our little comrades from Gitana aren't very far away. The match...
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  • Charisma Victorious in Marstrand

    Charisma Victorious in Marstrand

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  • The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries

    The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries




    For more than 24 hours, the 25 team members of the Finist?re Atlantique Challenge ACTION ENFANCE have been driving their machines at high speed. Evidenced by the average speeds of the Ultims over the last few hours of racing: nearly 34 knots! After a first passage abreast last night requiring numerous maneuvers and changes of sails, the giants of the seas are heading downwind towards Porto.

    After a start in light airs, the 4 Ultims carried out trajectories towards
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  • That Sinking Feeling

    That Sinking Feeling

    A Custom Line superyacht sank off the coast of Turkey but was prevented from falling to the sea floor in the nick of time. When the boat started taking water, no less than 10 people were on board, so it was sailing almost at full capacity.





    The incident took place off the coast of Seferihisar, in the western part of the country, local media reports. Available below is a video of the Coast Guard boat approaching the vessel, which, at this point, is more than
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  • A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic

    A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic




    Top start for Finist?re Atlantique -
    CHILDHOOD ACTION Challenge Good weather, beautiful sea, and light airs.


    This Friday the conditions are almost perfect on the magnificent lake of Concarneau for the start at 1 p.m. sharp of Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE. Only a few knots of wind are missing to allow the four Ultims to take off and express all their spectacular potential. But, in the light south-westerly flow which sets the tempo,
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  • Unhappy Ending After Powerboat vs Sailboat Collision Near Angel Island

    Unhappy Ending After Powerboat vs Sailboat Collision Near Angel Island

    One person died Thursday in a boat collision on the San Francisco Bay that resulted in one of the vessels spinning out of control, police said.



    Person Killed Following Boat Collision in San Francisco Bay – NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    Provided by NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    The
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  • J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup

    J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup

    Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start today with a quartet of J Class yachts conducting a superb symphony of sail racing out on the Bay of Palma to launch the latest edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta.Two windward-leeward races in near perfect sailing conditions of 10 to 14 knots, saw the awe-inspiring 40m-plus J Class yachts – Ranger, Svea, Topaz and Velsheda –...
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  • A Light Air Test For Officials And Competitors Alike!
    by Photoboy
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    Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

    Once again, the race committee of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez showed the patience of Job as they and the 46 maxi yachts competing waited for the wind to defy the forecast and fill in on the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Finally a light easterly from 070? arrived and, after almost an hour and a half’s wait, racing got under way for the maxi fleet’s four classes, ranging in size from the Swedish-owned Swan 115 Yasi to 60 footers...
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    Route du Rhum. Francois Gabart: "I feel like I belong in offshore racing"Published by Philippe Elies on 04 October 2022 at 12h00


    French skipper Francois Gabart poses in front of his flying maxi-trimaran SVR-Lazartigue, on July 22, 2021 in Concarneau, before its launch Fred TANNEAU AFP / Archives

    If the Paris court granted him a derogation to have the right to participate in the Route du Rhum, Francois Gabart knows that the dispute with the Ultimate class
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    Surprises on opening day of maxi racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 04/10/2022


    With a light wind forecast for this entire second week of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the race committee from the Soci?t? Nautique de Saint-Tropez, aided by the International Maxi Association’s race officer Ariane Mainemare, worked miracles to get a first race started and finished on the opening day of maxi racing,...
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  • An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
    by Photoboy
    A dazzling finale to Act 1 of Les Voiles
    Trophies and rewards for the Classic stars: Shenandoah, Scud, Skylark, Sumurun, Jap, EugeniaV, Espar II, Lulu and Bona…
    Nanoq takes the win once more in the BMW Trophy


    Thousands of square metres of sails have been lowered in a joyous din this Saturday evening after a truly amazing finale to part one of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022. The particularly boisterous conditions that greeted today’s fleets prompted the Race
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  • An Expeditious 24h Ultim Bodes Well For Future Records
    by Photoboy

    For his first solo race, and one month from the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild impressed. First to cross the start line of the 24H Ultim yesterday at 12 noon off Groix, Charles Caudrelier never let go of the lead, easily containing his adversaries. He won the 24H Ultim this Sunday, October 2 at 7h 54 minutes and 52 seconds after 493 miles of racing at an average speed of 24.71 knots, after 19 hours 54 minutes and 52 seconds of navigation....
    10-03-2022, 12:15 PM
  • The Mad Maxi Race Is ON!
    by Photoboy



    Rainy start, happy start? The Breton drizzle was part of the game this morning at Lorient La Base when the 4 maxi trimarans left the pontoons to reach the start area of ​​the 24H Ultim located to the east of the island of Groix. And the conditions shouldn't improve over the next 24 hours, giving them a real warm-up for the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: wind, heavy seas, rain… Just that.








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